Social Pets!

There is a lot I can say when it comes to social media and how much it has changed the ways in which we have friends in the modern age, or the digital age, or whatever you want to call the age in which we currently live in. Being 24 years old it is safe to say that I grew up with social media and as a young child I was really intrigued by it and I still think it is interesting today, but of course there are a lot of different aspects of social media that I like, and of course a lot of different aspects of social media that I do not like. This entire website has been dedicated to social media and some of things that I really don’t like about it, especially when it comes to the fact that people post pictures of their cats all the freaking time on my news feeds, but we will get back to that in a little bit because first I want to talk about social media in general and how it has made us all into little robots who are always trying to look for attention from our friends even though we don’t really need that attention and can get just as good if not better human relationships out in the real world as opposed to online.

Now, don’t get me wrong I think it is really great that we can now very easily keep in touch with our friends no matter where they live in the world now, and through social media it is safe to say that we have never been more connected as a human race as we are today, and when I am traveling or just not in the same area as my friends I see great opportunities that I would normally not have if I didn’t have access to social media sites. On the other hand, though, there are a lot of negative effects that I have noticed through this connection that we all now share through social media, and that is mainly that we now are really lazy when it comes to staying in touch with our friends because we can easily just do so online, but although a lot of us do make an effort to reach out to people online it is not the same as having a phone conversation or talking in person and actually spending some real time with someone. But of course now that we are all super connected through the internet we are all way too busy for some reason in terms of making time for our friends and family and just can slide them into our schedules as we so choose to do so, which to me is pretty selfish and not a very cool thing to do in general.

OK, now let’s talk about how people post a bunch of pictures of their cats on social media, because to me this is one of the most annoying, atrocious and boring things that people do online, and I can’t help but notice that more and more people are posting pictures of their cats online like it is some kind of cool trend in sneakers, but the truth of the matter is that cats have always been boring animals and even though you can share pictures of them in awkward positions on your bed that still doesn’t mean cats are any more interesting than they have always been. Now, you can call me a cat hater, or you can call me a dog lover, but the truth is that I do enjoy the company of cats, but when I am in the company of cats I never feel the urge to share a picture of that cat with all of my friends and family. Another thing about cats is they can ruin your rugs and then you have to get an oriental rug restoration done. But if you just so happen to be the type of person who likes to share pictures of their cats on social media, then you should just stop, think about your life for a second, go outside and then get some fresh air without your cat and move on with your life and find something cool in the outside world to post and share with your friends that is much more worthwhile and entertaining.